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David F. Houston

AKA David Franklin Houston

Born: 17-Feb-1866
Birthplace: Monroe, NC
Died: 2-Sep-1940
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. John's Church Cemetery, Oyster Bay, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Administrator, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Agriculture, 1913-20

Father: William Henry Houston
Mother: Pamela Anne Stevens
Wife: Helen Beall (m. 11-Dec-1895, three sons, two daughters)
Son: Duval
Son: David
Daughter: Elizabeth
Daughter: Helen
Son: Lawrence

    University: BA, University of South Carolina (1887)
    University: MA Political Science, Harvard University (1892)
    Professor: Political Science, University of Texas at Austin (1894-1902)
    Administrator: President, Texas A&M University (1902-05)
    Administrator: President, University of Texas at Austin (1905-08)
    Administrator: Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis (1908-13)
    Administrator: Board of Visitors, US Military Academy, West Point
    Administrator: Board of Overseers, Harvard University
    Administrator: Trustee, Columbia University

    Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York President (1927-40)
    AT&T VP Finance (1925-27)
    Bell Telephone Securities President (1921-25)
    US Secretary of the Treasury (1920-21)
    US Secretary of Agriculture (1913-20)
    Member of the Board of AT&T
    Member of the Board of Guaranty Trust Company
    Member of the Board of US Steel

Author of books:
A Critical Study of Nullification in South Carolina (1902)
Eight Years with Wilson's Cabinet (1926)


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